| Sep 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
To keep pesky birds away from his blueberries, veteran farmer Mark Flamm has blared recordings of avian distress calls, shot noisy "bird bangers" from a pistol and ordered an employee to shake a gravel-filled bottle at the sky.
He even went old-school...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 8:20 PM
Maryland's annual black bear hunt went into overtime Saturday, and some might look at the outcome as a moral victory for the hairy, soon-to-be hibernating creatures.
For the first time since the hunt was revived in 2004 after a 51-year hiatus, hunters...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:53 PM
Kids' fishing derby
Saturday, Aug. 10: The MSSA Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association will hold a fishing derby for children from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sandy Point State Park. For more information, go to mssa.net/youthanglerclub or call the MSSA...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:27 PM
Now that we're into August, the hunters among us should have already purchased their 2013-14 hunting licenses for Pennsylvania and submitted for at least one antlerless deer permit.
Hunters like to blame the Pennsylvania Game Commission for a lot of...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:19 AM
In recent years, wild turkeys have become relatively common in Maryland, seen fairly regularly in wild areas and parks, and even turning up from time to time in more suburban areas.
The photograph published in Wednesday's edition of The Aegis showing...
| Aug 13, 2013
Girls like guns, too, and there's a call out in the Lehigh Valley for a new women's group dedicated to the shooting sports.
A Girl and A Gun is the name of a nationwide shooting sports initiative that has made its way to Allentown.
The two-year-old A...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:17 PM
A federal judge has sentenced two Texas brothers to prison for what prosecutors say may have been the largest deer poaching operation in Kansas history.
James Bobby Butler Jr. was the owner and operator of a hunting camp near Coldwater, where his...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Many people start off the New Year with resolutions.
Instead of making resolutions you may not keep, try starting 2014 off on the right (and left) foot by taking part in the 10 a.m. First Day Hike at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center on New...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 1:51 PM
I’d rather see a bear than a mountain lion. Mountain lions kill quick, so there’s no chance to call 911. Bears have cute names like “Meatball” and “Smokey.” The city of Glendale has never had a Rose Parade float...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:35 PM
About 40% fewer bears were killed in California by hunters in 2013, a change the Humane Society of the United States attributed to a new state law barring packs of unsupervised dogs while hunting.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said 1,...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Until Monday, Florida black bears were mostly a source of awe and amusement to their suburban neighbors.
Sure, bear complaints were rising. The big lugs made repeated appearances in areas throughout Seminole County and other Central Florida communities,...